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Become part of our community and let professional foresight guide your decisions to positively impact the future.

OUR PRINCIPLES

The following principles will guide the behaviors of APF’s Board, partners, and members

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Collaboration

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Intergenerational
Equity

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Openness

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Professionalism

OUR PURPOSE

APF aims to advance the practice of professional Foresight by fostering a dynamic, global, diverse, and collaborative community of professional futurists and those committed to Futures Thinking who expand the understanding, use, and impact of foresight in service to their stakeholders and the world.

BETTER FORESIGHT FOR BETTER FUTURES

“We envision a world where professional Foresight guides decisions positively affecting the future.  ”

Shermon Cruz
Chair of the Association of Professional Futurists

OUR MEMBERS

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • APF Friends of Foresight: Dialogue at the Crossroads of Futures Literacy
    APF Friends of Foresight: Dialogue at the Crossroads of Futures Literacy
    Tue, Dec 12
    Webinar
    Dec 12, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+1
    Webinar
    Dec 12, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+1
    Webinar
    Debated in the futurist community, Futures Literacy is explored by APF through experts Bronwyn and Loes. Bronwyn questions its adoption, while Loes champions its utility in evolving landscapes.

FUTURES &
FUTURES THINKING

Futures thinking is not about crystal ball gazing or prophesizing to predict the future but rather it is a transdisciplinary or meta-approach to studying possible, probable, and preferable futures.

Futures thinking is a rational, creative, reflective, and contemplative process of engaging citizens to be aware of and to question their ways of anticipating the future to create contingencies, alternatives, strategies to innovate, and transform today.  

 

As a process, it invites you to know that our worldviews and contexts create value. 

 

The goal in futures thinking is to make sense of thinking and meaning in questioning and disturbing the way we anticipate the future. The values and the stories that we create and share with others, personal or collective, create futures.

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